Association between waist-to-height ratio and anxiety in middle-aged women: a secondary analysis of a cross-sectional multicenter Latin American study

Karen J. Arroyo, Gabriela Ramos-Torres, Edward Mezones Holguin, Juan E. Blümel, Germán Barón, Ascanio Bencosme, Zully Benítez, Luz M. Bravo, Andrés Calle, Daniel Flores, María T. Espinoza, Gustavo Gómez, José A. Hernández-Bueno, Mabel Martino, Selva Lima, Alvaro Monterrosa, Desiree Mostajo, Eliana Ojeda, William Onatra, Hugo SánchezKonstantinos Tserotas, María S. Vallejo, Silvina Witis, María C. Zúñiga, Peter Chedraui

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and anxiety in middle-aged women. METHODS: We carried out a secondary analysis of data from a multicenter study of women between 40 and 59 years old from 11 Latin America countries. Anxiety was assessed using the Goldberg Anxiety and Depression Scale. WHtR was calculated according to World Health Organization standards and categorized in tertiles: upper, middle, and lower using 0.45 and 0.6 as cutoff values. Prevalence ratios (PRs) and 95% CIs were calculated by generalized linear models of Poisson family with robust standard errors, both crude and adjusted models based on statistical and epidemiological criteria. RESULTS: Data of a total of 5,580 women were analyzed. Mean age was 49.7 ± 5.5 years, and 57.9% were postmenopausal. The 61.3% of women had anxiety and mean WHtR was 0.54 ± 0.1. In the crude model, compared with women in lower tertile, those in the middle (PR: 1.07; 95% CI, 1.01-1.13) and upper (PR: 1.23 95% CI, 1.07-1.29) WHtR tertile were significantly more likely to have anxiety. In the adjusted models, only women in upper tertile were, however, more likely of displaying anxiety than those in lower tertile (PR: 1.13; 95% CI, 1.08-1.18). CONCLUSIONS: In this series, WHtR was associated with anxiety in middle-aged women. It is advisable to further study this anthropometric measure in order for it to be incorporated in the routine clinical practice and evaluation of middle-aged women.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)904-911
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónMenopause
Volumen25
N.º8
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ago 2018
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